Conrad Subs returns with the second release for his new ‘Deep Pan’ imprint and this one is a proper percussion workout. Metallic snare tones, chopped amen interludes and an earworming hook make for a deadly combo; wicked work from a prolific producer! Look for this one landing July 30th at all the usual stores.
Russian producer limit lands in the premiere spotlight today with a slice of drumfunk. Channelling the largely forgotten sound of mid-2000s choppage pioneered by the likes of DJ Trax and Paradox, this one is all about the breaks…check it out and hit up the label Bandcamp to grab a copy from Nov 21st.
Hathor is the latest to land on Lossless Music’s Exkursions sub label and we’ve got the premiere of EP title track Lurker for you today. Teaming up with Sotus in the studio, the duo crafted a fine slice of dark breakbeat exploration…channelling the jungle sound for 2019. Hit up the label Bandcamp to grab this one right now, with full release following from Sep 13th.
Lost Recordings are back with a fresh solo EP from Modu, and we’re hyped to present the premiere of title track Lost in Alaska. Opening up with sweeping sound design and threatening bass hits, the track drops into a dangerous tech workout driven by a helter skelter assault of switching drum hits…serious percussive precision. Watch out for the ultra chilled bridge before the second drop…the EP drops July 26th!
Straight Up Breakbeat are an imprint that live up to their name in a big way; if you’re keen on the modern rejuvenation of the classic jungle sound then these guys have you covered. Our latest exclusive is the lead track on Finish break wizard Esc’s forthcoming EP for the label and it’s a sublime mix of deep melodic echoes and frenetic drum programming…fans of Fanu, Sully and DJ Trax should be all over this. The EP drops on vinyl and digital July 5th…get to know!
Experimental, synth driven vibes on today’s premiere as Primate drops a top new EP for VALE. Rich melodies, warm bass and ultra detailed drum work remeniscent of some of Reso’s drumfunk inspired programming…this is definitely not your run of the mill 2-step beat. Look for this coming May 6th at Bandcamp!
Bay 6 drop a stunning new LP from Karma Kingdom at the end of the week, and we’re hyped to present the premiere of sublime drumfunk workout I’ll Be Waiting. Blending soft strings and melancholy piano with a frenetic breakbeat assault reminiscent of the work of producers like Paradox & DJ Trax, this one is a masterwork in percussive precision; future jazz at 170 beats per minute. Look out for the LP coming Dec 7th at all good digital stores!
Something pretty special in our premiere spotlight today as we present the exclusive on Sicknote & Escher’s phenomenal new track Trouble. Combining crunchy breakbeat programming with ominous orchestral samples, the sense of drama and tension across the track is really special and the tone is pretty much unlike anything else we’ve heard this year. Wicked stuff. This one is strictly vinyl, and limited to 50 copies – head to the Clashmouth record fair on Nov 10th to snag a copy, or keep a close eye on their social feeds to try and grab any remaining after that…
A new release on Blu Mar Ten Music is pretty much always a cause for celebration, and their latest material from Kiwi producer RQ is no different, though it’s certainly a step away from the label’s usual fare.
Drawing influence from the likes of Photek, Source Direct and Blocks and Escher, RQ’s latest work (ahead of an album due on the label at some point in the future) is tense and ominous. Three of the four tracks are powered by a backbone of intricate percussion, with an array of finely processed breaks skittering in and out of the mixes. Building on top of the militant drum section, there are hints of psychedelia, touches of jazz, and a flirtation with melody that feels faintly threatening. Uplifting liquid this is most certainly not.
We could waffle on about the depth and emotional resonance of the tracks on show here but it feels complex and elusive enough that we’ll never do it justice, so just wrap your ears around the clips below instead. The EP is out now at the Blu Mar Ten Store.
In Reach launch their new label arm this month with a sick new EP from Acid Lab and we’ve got the exclusive on lead track Replicant! As we’ve come to expect from his productions, this is deep, dark and atmospheric with a focus on chopped breaks and percussive precision. Classic D&B vibes brought up to date for 2018…wicked stuff. Watch out for the EP dropping on Bandcamp from the 16th with all other platforms following a week later.